Do you put your false eyelashes on first or last?


So! I've been wearing falsies for years. It takes me a bit of time (15 solid minutes) to get them on, but when they're finally on they look really good and can last throughout the next day with gentle washing. I've always applied them first because whenever I try to apply them last I mess up the makeup in some way.

Anyway, I had my makeup applied professionally for me wedding last weekend (woot!) and she applied them last. I get that she's a professional and better at applying than I am, but I'm not exactly a novice at it so I wanted to ask around and see how you other beautiful women get your falsies on.

First or last?
<3 <3 <3
Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:08 am

18 Replies



First off, congrats on getting married :)

I always put my falsies last - it's like the finishing touch to complete the look.
Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:44 am

Falsies Tips

I usually put my base colour eyeshadow on first, apply my false lashes then finish contouring the eye or adding any additional colours after to complete the look. I find that the base color eyeshadow requires the most pigment so you will have more shadow dust - I apply mine after to avoid this. They always look great and you can't tell the difference if they were applied before or after.

Tip: Add an extra ball of adhesive to the end of each side of the lash, it adds extra strength so they don't pop up on each side!
Hope that helps! :)
Aug 26, 2016 @ 04:55 pm


I've never been able to put on falsies. :(
Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:07 pm


Hi. I just couldnt resist commenting. It's worth a laugh for you maybe. I can remember when the word falsies was meant to refer to when a gal stuffed her bra for a bigger bustline.I have never used false eyelashes Enjoy your weekend.
Aug 27, 2016 @ 04:39 am

Stuffing the bra

Haha, that's too funny! When I was young it was tissues they used. Not me, I've always been too busty XD
Aug 27, 2016 @ 10:20 am


I only used false lashes a few times when I was younger, but I always put them on last. I always found them so dang annoying and itchy though! I haven't tried them in about six years.
Aug 28, 2016 @ 02:17 pm

False Lashes

In regards to your wedding-- congrats!! :)
I think when it comes to applying false eyelashes, it is most ideal to apply them on last! When it comes to doing your makeup, you should do your eyes first! Reason being, you don't want any eyeshadow fallout on your skin if you already put on your foundation, or it will sort of "stick" especially if you're working with glitter.

Back to the topic of Falsies! Right, so it most ideal to put them on last because when you apply eyeshadow, it's natural that you will eyeshadow dust on your lashes. If you were to apply them first, any eyeshadow dust that falls on your eyelashes takes away from having really black dramatic lashes. Also, if you have large falsies, they would sort of get in the way when doing your eyeshadow--that's how I would picture it at least.

In short, last!
Aug 28, 2016 @ 05:24 pm


I have known some girls who put on eyelashes extensions and they look great.
Oct 10, 2016 @ 05:18 pm


Never had fake lashes on.
Oct 11, 2016 @ 04:44 am

Once a year

Every year I wear the fun type lashes for Halloween. It never lasts more than 10 minutes before I have to pull them off because they are sooo uncomfortable! lol
Oct 11, 2016 @ 08:58 am

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